My king, o my king, come forth now with haste. With my elegant lightning, let us lay this land to waste. Tear apart the skies, rend the clouds asunder. Pave the road to paradise, with hurricane and thunder.


Thunder Serpent Narwa is an Elder Dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter Rise.

Appearance

Narwa are the female of an elder dragon species that consists of itself and the Wind Serpent Ibushi. Similar to Amatsu, this species has a long and leviathan-like body with short and stubby hind legs and a long tail (though in the Serpent's case the legs are more paddle or fin-like). This species also exhibits double jaws, with the lower outer jaw and both inner jaws being able to split. Also on this species are multiple sacs, notably the forelegs, back, chest, the tail tip and in the case of Narwa, in-between the hind legs, which have different properties based on the gender.

Being the female of the species, Narwa have several traits that set itself apart from Ibushi, notably the numerous golden and orange tendrils that extends from the back of the head all the way to the tail. It has two large, backward-facing horns on the head. The mouth has multiple smaller teeth. Between the hind legs is a gigantic golden sac, in which Ibushi lacks, and on Narwa's head, chest, back, forelegs, and tail tips are purple electrical organs that produce electromagnetic force that lifts the serpent airborne.

Behavior and Abilities

Not much is known about Narwa prior to its discovery. With the help of Minoto's resonation with the Thunder Serpent, the guild was able to determine Narwa's whereabouts while she was waiting for her "king". Every fifty years, Narwa, as well as the Wind Serpent Ibushi, will emerge to mate with each other, while Ibushi wanders around various locales, Narwa seems to wait in a location she prefers until Ibushi is able to locate her. However, the disturbance caused by her presence and electromagnetic abilities tend to drive other monsters berserk, leading to a Rampage event that regularly hits Kamura Village during the Serpent's mating process.

Narwa have inexplicable behaviors similar to Ibushi in which they levitate upside down in the air. Such feats are achieved by the electromagnetic force produces by the thunder sacs on their body. They can also release several beams of purple electricity from the thunder sac on the belly or from the center of the ring created from their whole body. Additionally, Narwa can also create golden balls or rings of electricity from their purple thunder sacs. Several of Narwa's thunder attack will cause several metal rich rock platforms to float up from the ground, which often times also have a siege weapons mounted to them (most likely due to the metal components).

When fully enraged, Narwa can unleash a powerful energy beam followed by a massive electromagnetic pulse that covers the entire area and deals massive damage but is easily avoided or interrupted if you deal enough damage to her in time.

Game Appearances

Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png An elder dragon and Wind Serpent Ibushi's "queen." Its thundersacs glow with accumulated electrical charge; it is thought that these organs therefore generate the powerful magnetic field that lifts the creature and anything around it high into the air.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★★★★

Hunting Tips

Attacking its thundersacs that have stored energy will cause them to discharge, grounding the beast. Those on its underside are its weakest, provided you can time an attack for when they aren't blocked by its fins. If you're crafty, you can even use the levitating terrain to your advantage.


Materials

This section is about monster materials unique to the Thunder Serpent Narwa in Monster Hunter Rise. For detailed lists, see Narwa Carves.

Items
Name Rarity Price
5thGen Item Icon-Shell Yellow.svg
Narwa Carapace
Rare-6 2350z
Flexible and lightweight carapace that courses with flesh-singeing electricity.
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg
Narwa Hide+
Rare-6 3450z
Hide so well insulated, it makes lightning strikes feel like bug bites.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg
Narwa Horn+
Rare-6 4870z
Narwa's horn. Shoots out bolts of lightning when swung; handle with caution.
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg
Narwa Sparksac
Rare-6 4030z
This lightning-emitting organ creates a magnetic field to enable floating.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg
Narwa Tentacle
Rare-6 4450z
Tentacles that cover Narwa's body. It uses them to shroud itself in lightning.
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg
Thunder Serpent Orb
Rare-7 12700z
This jewel shimmers with the ire of lightning. Its holder can tame thunder.
5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg
Narwa Claw+
Rare-6 4450z
Sharp talons that once sliced up any foolish enough to attack Narwa.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Purple.svg
Dragon Treasure
Rare-4 800z
A shiny rock that elder dragons like to collect. (Account Item)
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical Red.svg
Elder Dragon Blood
Rare-6 2100z
Contains an unknown compound. The object of much scholarly research.


Target Rewards
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Shell Yellow.svg Narwa Carapace 22%
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg Narwa Hide+ 32%
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Horn+ 12%
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 14%
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Tentacle 18%
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 2%
Part Break Rewards
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg Narwa Hide+ 97% (Abdomen)

17% (Horn)

5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Horn+ 80% (Horn)
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 60% (Back)

20% (Wingarm)

5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Tentacle 40% (Back)
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 3% (Horn)

3% (Abdomen)

5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg Narwa Claw+ 80% (Claw)


Carves
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Shell Yellow.svg Narwa Carapace 37% (Body)

17% (Tail)

5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg Narwa Hide+ 29%
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 80% (Tail)
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Tentacle 12%
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 3% (Tail)

1% (Body)

5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg Narwa Claw+ 21%
Drops
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 30%
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 1%
5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg Narwa Claw+ 20%
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Purple.svg Dragon Treasure 29%
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical Red.svg Elder Dragon Blood 20%


Notes

  • Thunder Serpent Narwa serves as the current final boss of the Hub Quest in Monster Hunter Rise until future updates are released.
  • Sometimes when it raises rock platforms siege weaponry will be on top of them, which can then subsequently be used to fight Narwa.
  • These weapon/terrain platforms break down on their own given time but can also be destroyed if any of Narwa's attacks (with the exception of platforms that are scripted to be immune to attacks) hit them before they're supposed to fall.
  • Thunder Serpent Narwa can't be carved, since after being defeated it will fall in a chasm at the center of the area and disappear.
    • However, it will lose some tentacles that can be carved.
  • Thunder Serpent Narwa is based off the Japanese thunder god Raijin.
    • The rock platforms that Narwa raises around the arena may be a reference to the signature rings circling Raijin's back.
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